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 Midwifery Spotlight 

Oct 2014


Community Healthcare has been  providing care to residents of Pierce County since 1968 with a mission of  "To provide the highest quality health care with compassionate and accessible service for all".  Today, the services including Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Urgent Care and Maternity Support Services are provided through 2 Dental Clinics, a Women’s Health Clinic, 4 Pharmacies,

They also provide care for those living with HIV/AIDS in Pierce and Thurston County.This is the second largest HIV panel outside of King County in Washington State. Primary care services to those living with HIV/AIDS are provided at Hilltop Regional Health Center, including comprehensive obstetric care to HIV positive women and their babies.  


Shauna Applin, ARNP, CNM, AAHIVMs works at their Hilltop Regional Health Center in Tacoma, WA. Shauna is a Registered Nurse (RN), Adult Nurse Practitioner (A-NP), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), American Academy of HIV Medicine Specialist (AAHIVMs), and has practiced in HIV specialty care and OB care since 2006.


Shauna received her training at the University of Washington and currently serves as an HIV Specialist for Community Health Care’s HIV infected patients; the second largest HIV practice in the state of Washington. Shauna is a unique provider in Pierce County providing intensive care to HIV+ pregnant women as well. Her interest in HIV care began during international work in Kenya & Haiti and along with providing HIV clinical care she enjoys speaking around the country on HIV and women, and precepting students interested in HIV and women's health.

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